Fair Credit Reporting Act

According to Law360, Home Depot has been sued in a Georgia federal court in a putative class action alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for improperly using consumer reports and background checks. Law360 reports (subscription required) that the suit alleges that the retailer uses consumer reporting information to make employment decisions on applicants and

Recently I wrote about ADP’s 12th Annual Screening Index summarizing employment screening and hiring trends.  Employers using third-party background screening services must remember to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act’s (FCRA) procedures prior to using consumer reports, in whole or in part, employment taking employment actions.  Moreover, while Texas has no specific statutes governing use of consumer

This month ADP released its 12th Annual Screening Index report summarizing its evaluation of employment screening and hiring trends.  The summary was gleaned from nearly 5.5. million individual background checks and 1.7 million criminal background checks performed during calender year 2008.  The Screening Index:noted several interesting data points: